This program is approved by The University of Texas System and Higher Education Coordinating Board, and is fully accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification.
Collaboratively developed by The University of Texas at Arlington and area school districts, the Scholars of Practice program is uniquely designed for graduate students seeking the Master of Education degree with Texas principal certification.
This intensive field-based administrator preparation experience spans five consecutive university semesters. Coursework requirements are tailored to the district where the teachers are employed. Scholars serve as campus administrative interns for four semesters or a minimum of 1000 clock hours, and may continue employment as classroom teachers. This gives interns extensive opportunities to become highly qualified beginning administrators.
The program is cohort in nature, meaning students progress through their classes together as a team. The cohort takes three courses each semester.
Upon successful completion of the specified 39 semester credit hours, graduates receive the Master of Education degree in Educational Administration, followed by the Principalship Certification, after passing the ExCET exam required by the State of Texas.